Beth Kelley

Beth Kelley

Boulder, Colorado
(303) 402-6717
(303) 402-6718

Beth Kelley specializes in the criminal defense of adults and juveniles. She has extensive jury trial experience and has defended clients against charges ranging from DUI to first-degree murder.

Beth Kelley will provide you with a vigorous and aggressive defense. She will do everything legally possible to defend you against the effects that criminal charges may have on all areas in your life, including minimizing fines, jail sentences, and damage to your professional and personal reputation.

Areas of Practice

  • Violent Crime including Assault, Kidnapping and Murder
  • Sex Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Possession, Distribution and COCCA Charges
  • Theft, Fraud, Forgery, and Identity Theft
  • Driving Offense including DUI and DWAI
  • Probation Violations
  • Municipal Offenses
  • CU Office of Student Conduct Matters

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Law

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2000
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2004


  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
    • Juris Doctor - 2000
  • Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
    • Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude - 1995
    • Major: Cultural Anthropology
    • Minor: English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Aid Award for Academic Excellence, 2000
  • James Bowdoin Scholar, 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Member
  • Boulder Criminal Defense Bar, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Boulder Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition, Member
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • Legal Aid Foundation, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Karen Ashby, Chief Judge of the Denver Juvenile Court, Judicial Clerk, 2000 - 2001
  • Office of the Public Defender, Denver Trial Office, 2001 - 2004
  • Nancy Holton, PC, Associate, 2004 - 2005
  • The Kelley Law Firm, Founder and Sole Proprietor, 2005 – Present
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